KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and long-time water warrior, plans to visit the Treaty Truckhouse and opponents of the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage Project to hear their story and to show solidarity with their struggle. Water protectors have been camped out at the Alton Gas gates to block the company from accessing its work site for almost...
Chatham, ON – The Council of Canadians is condemning Samsung Energy for filing a million dollar plus statement of claim against Chatham area residents who blocked construction at one of 34 wind turbines the company is erecting as part of its North Kent One* wind power project.
Sixteen water protector groups along with local residents, Indigenous representatives and activists attended the Water Is Life: Strengthening the Great Lakes Commons in Flint this past weekend.
The Council has been organizing to stop Energy East since the first day it was announced. The opposition of communities and organizations has played a decisive role in halting the controversial project.
“Today is a great day for the climate and the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who stood up to Energy East and its risks to our land, water and communities,” said Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, Council of Canadians.
FLINT, MICHIGAN – On September 29 and 30, 2017, residents from across Michigan, Ontario, Canada, and Indigenous communities will gather for a two-day summit to address Nestlé’s bottled water takings and the water crises in Flint, Detroit, and Indigenous communities.
Chatham, ON – Thirteen Chatham area well owners have now filed water well interference complaints following the start of construction on a 34 turbine wind power project near their farms. The Council of Canadians is demanding work stop on the project immediately.
Leading environmental, climate, health, labour and faith organizations are releasing an open statement today on NAFTA, environment and climate. The open letter is signed by more than 30 Canadian organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people.
Montreal and Toronto – As the third round of NAFTA negotiations ends in Ottawa, the Council of Canadians and the Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale (RQIC) will release the names of more than 100 Canadian, Indigenous and Quebec artists who have signed a letter asking the Canadian government to not trade away culture at the bargaining table on Wednesday.
On September 29-30, 2017, concerned residents from across Michigan, Ontario and Indigenous communities will gather for the Water Is Life: Strengthening the Great Lakes Commons summit in Flint, Michigan to organize and challenge Nestlé’s bottled water takings and Great Lakes threats and to promote human rights and water sovereignty.